I recently asked a friend of mine who is a police officer (25 years experience) about open carry in Arkansas. I have looked through the statues and can't find anything prohibiting or allowing it. I asked him if maybe I was just overlooking it somewhere. My friend is *very* knowledgable about Arkansas state laws and when I asked him about open carry, he told me that there is nothing in the law that that says you cannot open carry, therefore as long as the gun is in plain sight there should be no problem. My question to you guys is whether or not you would consider "anything not prohibited is allowed" a valid defense if asked about it. This would be a non-issue except that my friend is an officer in another city so his interpretation is only protection when I'm up visiting my home town. Any thoughts would be appreciated as I would like the option of open carry at times.